DOMINGO LOS BAÑOS, JR.Domingo Los Baños, Jr., 93, died unexpectedly March 15 at Saint Francis Hospice. He was born September 3, 1925 in Wahiawa and grew up on Kauai, the son of Domingo E. and Lucia Los Baños. Domingo graduated from Kauai High School in 1943. During his freshman year at the University of Hawaii, in the early part of WWII he enlisted in the U S Army, serving 1944-46. He saw combat in the Philippines with the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment. He completed his B.S. at Springfield College, Massachusetts in 1949, then received a M.A. in 1952 from Columbia University. He attended Stanford University in 1957-58. From 1959-61, Domingo received a Fulbright scholarship to be a lecturer and teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. During this time, Domingo was involved in a number of teaching activities. He taught the royal children at Chitralada Palace School Bangkok, helped to establish a Physical Education Program at Chulalongkorn University, and coached the Thailand National Basketball Team to a gold medal in the first Southeast Asian Peninsula games in 1959, taking the team to the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Domingo retired from the Hawaii State Department of Education serving as teacher, coach, Principal, Leeward District Superintendent for 11 years, and State Specialist in Physical Education. Domingo was a great encourager and supporter of his wife's work, The Children's House, from its beginning in 1965 at the Waipahu United Church of Christ to the current site in Pearl City. Domingo was involved in many organizations throughout his life. His focus was always to educate not only the Filipino community but the community at large. He helped to establish: Sariling Gawa Filipino Youth Leadership Program, Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park aka Hawaii's Plantation Village, and Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by siblings Allan, Bernard, Alfred, Charles, and Beatrice. He is survived by younger sister Conchita Los Baños, his wife Mary (Rathbun), 3 sons and 1 daughter: Nikom (Helene), grandchildren Nikom Jr., Tanya, Jonathan, and Jasmine; 11 great-grandchildren; Todd (Harsjasti), grandchildren Jenna Leah and James (JT); Roberto; grandchildren Lopaka and Lukela; Tasniya (Brian Kawamoto), grandchildren Kyra and Terra. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. A service of remembrance will be held on May 1 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Condolences to the family begins at 5:00 p.m. and service at 6:00 p.m. Memorial Mass on May 2 at Our Lady of Good Council in Pearl City. Condolences to the family begins at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment will be private. No, flowers, please.
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